Archive for June 2012

Diagnosis Wait and Watch: Meet Brayden, He's not waiting anymore!

Diagnosis Wait and Watch: Meet Brayden, He's not waiting anymore!
Brayden’s Story We were so excited when we found out we were pregnant with our first child! On Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, Brayden Richard was born via c-section at 11:33 am. He came out screaming and hasn’t stopped talking since.  After his 2nd appointment with the pediatrician we were off to the local children’s... Read more »

There is still HOPE when the window closes: Meet the West Coast Wonder, Miss Keira

There is still HOPE when the window closes: Meet the West Coast Wonder, Miss Keira
Keira was born on April 15, our “tax day” baby. She was our 2nd child, with her big sister being 5 ½ yrs older. When she was 9 months old we noticed a hump on her back on the right side. Her pediatrician assured us it was just a muscle mass related to crawling and... Read more »

The Power of Faith: Katie VanderKooi's Journey with Juvenile Scoliosis

A Huge thank you to Katie for sharing her story!  We met Katie and her amazing parents in pre-op holding the day of Katie’s fusion/rod surgery.  It was also the day of William’s first casting.   Quiet conversations in the waiting area led to a unique friendship that has lasted nearly 3 years.  When we were leaving the hospital... Read more »
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Day 23 of Scoliosis Awareness Month~ A tribute to our Warriors!

My hope, these little friends will inspire you to share their journey.  Infantile Scoliosis is often missed.  To date families are still being told Scoliosis doesn’t occur in infants/toddlers.  It indeed does and these families and faces are proof.  Derotational, Cotrel/Mehta, Casting is the best treatment to allow children living with Progressive Infantile Scoliosis a... Read more »

What's in a name? Day 22 of Scoliosis Awareness Month, Lets spark some candid conversations!

What's in a name? Day 22 of Scoliosis Awareness Month, Lets spark some candid conversations!
I have always had a fascination with names and their meaning.  There is so much to a name.  When choosing, parents have gone as far as hiring focus groups to help choose the best name for their little one.  Although this is too much for me, I can understand.  This is the first gift you... Read more »

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe
On July 4, 2007, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Chloe and she has changed our lives forever. At the time of her birth though, her name was Baby Girl Eugenio for about 2 days because I am the Queen of Indecisive! Chloe was born with a rare genetic disorder... Read more »
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William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will

William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will
My beautiful Iron Will We waited 8 long years.  I had convinced myself we would never add another child to our family.  We cherished what we had and wrapped our world around our tiny family.  As surprising as the first, we found out we were having Mr. William.  His name was set in stone long... Read more »

A twist of fate; two families, one small town:Meet Miss Adelyn!

A twist of fate; two families, one small town:Meet Miss Adelyn!
Our beautiful, strong, amazing daughter, Adelyn was born on September 2, 2009.  I had been told since the age of 16 that I would be unable to have children, so to say we were excited was an understatement.  When Adelyn was almost six months old, she bent over to pick up a toy after her... Read more »

Comparing Twins was a blessing: Meet Miss Taylor

Comparing Twins was a blessing: Meet Miss Taylor
Taylor’s Story In December of 2010, we were blessed with twin girls, Addison and Taylor. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy and the girls were born only two weeks early. I had a C-section because Taylor was breach – already causing trouble in the womb! My girls were healthy and beautiful. They tell you not... Read more »
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Meet our newest Super Hero: River!

Meet our newest Super Hero: River!
River’s Story… I had noticed the rib hump somewhat early. I just assumed maybe it was the way he was laying when I changed him, or held him when I burped him, so I didn’t think much else of it. When River was around 7 months old, he started sitting up on his own. We... Read more »